Dubai

 

Utilities

Etisalat
Main provider of landline, mobile and internet services within the UAE. Also provides cable tv packages via associated company "E-vision".

www.etisalat.ae

Du
Alternative provider of telecommunication services in the country. Established in 2007 and gradually expanding services.

www.du.ae

DEWA
Pay your electricity and water bills here.

ebpphome.dewa.gov.ae

Police
The site to come and pay for your traffic violations

www.dubaipolice.gov.ae

Salik
Top-up your road-toll credit here

customers.salik.ae

RTA
Pay for any parking fines you have received here.

www.rta.ae/eservices/parkingfines

Taxi
You may order your taxi online in advance or call them anytime on 04 208 0897

dtc.dubai.ae

Dubai Airport
Track incoming flights here.

www.dubaiairport.com

Community 

Expat Women
Most used and most popular information bulletin board in the country. For any gender.

www.expatwoman.com

Expat Gossip
Same concept as "Expatwoman.com", but with some different threads.

www.expatgossip.com

Dubai Forums
Another bulletin board, only this time, a bit more male in tone and content

www.dubaiforums.com

Dubai Kidz
Lots and lots and lots of useful information for parents of children. Schools, after school activities, summer camps...

www.dubaikidz.biz

Media

The National
Set up in 2008. Easy-to-read quality newspaper that's a bit more Abu-Dhabi centric than others.

www.thenational.ae

Gulf News
Founded in 1978 as a tabloid, converted to broadsheet format in 1985. Occasionally provocative items. Comprehensive archives section available on-line.

www.gulfnews.com

Khaleej Times
Another option for a quality read

www.khaleejtimes.com

7 Days
Unashamedly tabloid, occasionally investigative, sometimes fun. delivered free to most homes in central Dubai.

www.7days.ae

Business 24/7
Covers business news in the region. Plenty of articles quoting CEO's and government ministers.

www.business24-7.ae

Arabian Business
Comprehensive and authorative coverage of business news in the region.

www.arabianbusiness.com

WAM
The official news agency for the Emirates. Plenty of information about the movements of, and comments from, the country's rulers.

www.wam.org.ae

Retail

Ella Mart
Formerly "www.save.ae". Thousands of products available for home delivery ranging from biscuits to television sets.

www.ellamart.com

Souq.com
The UAE (and Jordan and Saudi Arabia's) eBay.

www.souq.com

Dubai Donkey
A local classified site that's free to private and business users. For jobs, accommodation and cars.

www.dubaidonkey.com

Dubizzle
A lot of classifieds, some community information and a number of restaurant / club reviews

www.dubizzle.com

Resources 

Dubai Explorer
THE most comprehensive reference resource. There's a book and a website. Both provide a huge amount of information ideal for the resident in Dubai

www.liveworkexplore.com

Lonely Planet
Basic information for travellers

www.lonelyplanet.com

Time Out
What to do, where to go, when to do it, buy tickets for it

www.timeoutdubai.com

Yellow Pages
Search for businesses contact details online

www.yellowpages.ae